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Hello magic friends, it's nice to be here!

A short introduction. Like many others, I fell in love with magic at a young age. I remember me and my best friend recording magic on our VHS tape recorder and going through each trick frame by frame for hours just to learn the secrets.

 I always had the dream of doing paid gigs, but I didn't have the courage to go out and perform for strangers.

It took me almost 25 years before I finally figured that "hey, it's just a card trick", faced my fears and started doing magic for strangers. Since then, I've done many, many paid gigs for a variety of clients.

My "thing" is close-up magic and mentalism (although I'm working on a "stage act").

Besides doing magic, I've had my own company for over 20 years. Thanks to this, I've learned a thing or two about marketing and business.

I hope I can help with some inspiration for those who want to do paid gigs, as well as some ideas for those who are doing it already but want to take it to the next level.

 

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Hello andrewestberg 😉 

Enjoy your time here on the forum. I am quite new here but there are a lot of positive people here 😉 so see you here and discuss some magic topics.

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Hi, andrewestberg.

Nice to meet you. Thanks for checking in and saying hello. I'm looking forward to chatting and hearing about your experiences.

Speak soon.

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Welcome to the Forum. You won't find a friendlier bunch more willing to help... and learn.
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Hej du!  Välkommen hit!  [smile]

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Hi Andrew from Sweden,

I just concluded a series of interviews with a Swedish author for a book about the rock band KISS (and Frehley’s Comet, in particular).

Welcome to TMF!  This is a wonderful place to learn and share ideas.

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Welcome, you will find this place very friendly and helpful.

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Originally Posted by andrewestberg

Hello magic friends, it's nice to be here!

A short introduction. Like many others, I fell in love with magic at a young age. I remember me and my best friend recording magic on our VHS tape recorder and going through each trick frame by frame for hours just to learn the secrets.

 I always had the dream of doing paid gigs, but I didn't have the courage to go out and perform for strangers.

It took me almost 25 years before I finally figured that "hey, it's just a card trick", faced my fears and started doing magic for strangers. Since then, I've done many, many paid gigs for a variety of clients.

My "thing" is close-up magic and mentalism (although I'm working on a "stage act").

Besides doing magic, I've had my own company for over 20 years. Thanks to this, I've learned a thing or two about marketing and business.

I hope I can help with some inspiration for those who want to do paid gigs, as well as some ideas for those who are doing it already but want to take it to the next level.

 



Welcome Andrew!  I'm obliged to ask if you've run into an old acquaintance of mine from Sweden, Tim Starr?  He used to live in my hometown for a while.  I got to know him fairly well.  He was a stellar stage and close-up performer.  And a talented manufacturer.

Make sure to take advantage of the Saturday Sessions and lectures if you can.  Especially the 2-day live lecture coming up this weekend.  I think there's still time to register.  It requires a small fee, but that is a pittance to the value when you see the performers that are participating.  Look forward to seeing you online!
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Welcome Andrew,

I lived in China for a year and had a friend there from Sweden named Tomas, he was at the time a professional balloon artist and was starting to learn hypnotism. That's awesome that you owned your own business, I might have to pick your brain sometime about the marketing and business side of magic!
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